"I Thought I Had Baby Blues"

Tamera Mowry experienced postpartum depression after the births of both her children. The Real co-host revealed her past struggles during a Q&A session on The Housley Life with her husband, Adam Housely, last week.


“I dealt with depression,” Tamera said. “When I was 19-years-old, I had this fear of having postpartum depression. And the reality is [that] I did.”

Tamera did not initially think that she was experiencing postpartum depression after giving birth to her son. “I thought I had baby blues with Aden,” she admitted. “Having postpartum the second time around with Ariah, I realized it was postpartum depression,” she explained.

It is not uncommon for women to go through a period of depression after giving birth to a child. The situation often becomes an issue because mothers do not get the support they need to get through the dark season.

“That’s one of the things I feel like women may confuse because postpartum depression is actually on a spectrum,” Tamera said during her and Adam’s Q&A session. “And when you think of postpartum, initially, you think of women who want to do harm to their children,” she continued. “I knew I wasn’t having those thoughts. But, yes, I did experience postpartum depression with both of my children.”

Tamera Mowry presented the notion of wanting more kids during a segment on The Real several months ago. The celebrity mom told her co-hosts that she was thinking of having one more before celebrating her forty-second birthday. Tamera has since changed her mind about more kids.

“I have always wanted to be a mom,” the celebrity mom said during her Q&A session on The Housley Life. “I wanted to have four kids, but the reality of parenting [and] having kids a little bit later, we are done at two,” Tamera said.

Tamera Mowry and Adam Housley’s daughter, Ariah Housley, celebrates her fifth birthday in July. The couple’s son, Aden, turns 8-years-old in November. Stay tuned for more celebrity family news!

Photo: Tamera Mowry/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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